The Marshall Islands have published their GES reduction commitment as part of the global agreement, expected in Paris in December, to fight against global warming. For their part, government leaders of French Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau and Tuvalu signed a joint declaration in order to launch their common commitment and their call for strong and binding commitments from the major polluters and emitters of CO2.
CAN, a subsidiary of Roullier Group, extracts tons of shell sand off Bréhat island to supply French and more especially European farmers. Misunderstandings predominates from local residents and users of the sea regarding the inconsistency of the French government, which protects an exceptional marine site, while allowing industrial activity threatening the natural heritage for purely commercial interests.
The Iroise Marine Park gave a favorable opinion on jet skis trips project around the Crozon peninsula. If the decision satisfies the pro-jet-ski, it scandalizes environmental associations who consider that the practice of the activity is not appropriate for the protection of the biodiversity of this Natura 2000 area.
U.S. scientists have called for international cooperation to preserve the ecosystems of the deep seabed, whose mineral wealth and fisheries are coveted by manufacturers.
Taiwan Forestry Office announced the creation of a sanctuary to protect the white dolphin of China, an endangered humpback dolphin species. Set up by the end of June, the sanctuary will cover 76,300 hectares along the west coast of the island.
Second tourist destination in the world for manta, Indonesia has created the largest sanctuary in the world to protect this fascinating sea creature is as popular amongst divers for their grace than amongst Chinese for their gills.
Located in Corsica, MYRTE experimental platform has set up the Greenergy Box, a new storage system and energy management developed by Areva. Operating on a coupling of solar panels with a system of hydrogen storage and fuel cell, this installation aims to solve the problems of intermittent solar energy.
With his steel trunk of 8 meters high and its branches from 80 to 100 plastic sheets that serve as mini wind turbines, "l'Arbre à Vent" revolutionizes the traditional image of wind turbines. Aesthetic and silent, this technological innovation offers a new reliable source of energy on a human scale which should promote energy independence of consumers.
Researchers at University of California Berkeley have developed a carpet that will convert waves into usable energy. The team is looking for funding to develop the first pilot plant into the ocean and convince its benefits.